Komets notes: Quaile's pedigree and a bunch of other interesting stuff.
Blake, go to the "mile high hockey" news article from about 3 days ago. The writer gives his AHL and ECHL alignments. Very interesting. Im sure Toledo would just love being the ECHL affiliate to the AHL Fort Wayne Komets( who are the proposed AHL affiliate of the Blue Jackets). They guy put a lot of thought into it.
I also want to hear Alan's thought so please Alan, check this article out. You will enjoy it.
I saw it and thought it was a complete waste of time. It was fantasy league stuff and made no sense in the real world. Where are they supposedly going to find the owners for these new teams?
How can you not chuckle when you see Toledo as our ECHL affiliate and when you read the posts it gets even funnier.
I read it, RG2. There was an awful lot of imagination used in creating it.
It did open up a couple of things to me (and I must confess that I haven't checked this out). But if the AHL truly is hoping to bring some "common sense" (geographically), then I have to wonder why the Arizona Coyotes are still with the Portland Pirates (Maine), Florida Panthers with the San Antonio Ramapage, Tampa Bay with Syracuse, Vancouver with Utica (New York), and Winnipeg with St Johns?
Vancouver, and to a lesser extent Winnipeg, could've been moved in to their new Pacific Division. (Gee, maybe even the Minnesota Wild also).
I presume that most of these west coast teams will fly instead of bus, so I'm wondering why Alaska wasn't included in their "grab".
I am very much for the original premise. But I thought that, maybe, the entire western division of ECHL teams would leave. Not just some (leaving both leagues in an uncomfortable situation).
...and your question regarding how Toledo would like finding themselves in a situation where they would be an affiliate to Fort Wayne? Probably about as well as Fort Wayne fans liked it when the Komets were underlings to the Kalamazoo team years ago. At one point the K's had sent to them a complete "line". (Drew twice as many fans per game, yet were on the bottom of the "pecking" order).
After Nagles 17-4 record, Will is only average. If Lake Erie knew how to pick goalies, the wouldn't always be at the bottom of the division. They still think Sami is great. Grab Tremblay for another tryout.
What was even more priceless in that article was that Indy was the ECHL affiliate to AHL Evansville!!!
There is no doubt Arizona will be moving the Portland Maine franchise close by eventually.
Will has been outstanding since Nagle has been gone. Will is in his rookie year, playing for new teams, in a new country. I think he's doing just fine here.
Lake Erie doesn't pick thier goalies. The Colorado Avlanche do.
Tremblay went back to the QMJHL and has since quit hockey. Lake Erie's number one goalie is Pickard, who was up in the NHL for a bit. Glad to see Will doing well here because he wasn't in Lake Erie.